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Irving Kayton, Esq. is the founder of the Patent Resources Group, Inc. (PRG), which offers advanced education to patent lawyers, patent litigators, scientists and engineers. Professor Kayton is an Emeritus Law Professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. He previously served as a Professor at The George Washington University Law Center.
He received his B.A. in Mathematics, with distinction, from Cornell University, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, his LL.M. from Columbia University and a Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School as well.
In January 2006, Professor Kayton retired to his home in Free Union, Virginia and sold his company PRG to Landon IP, Inc.; a company that sells patent information, patent translations, and professional patent searches to the legal community.
PRG continues under the academic direction of Mr. Kayton's former colleague, Paul Gardner. PRG is well known as one of the best providers of continuing legal education (CLE) for patent attorneys, agents, and litigators and draws faculty from several intellectual property law firms. The company educates approximately 3,000 law students, engineers, scientists, patent attorneys, and patent agents each year. Its classroom patent bar review course is held across the United States and through long distance video conferencing to the legal departments of corporations worldwide. In addition PRG has academic partnerships with Management Forum (UK) and Chizai Corporation (JPN) whereby European and Japanese patent courses are taught in the United States by those entities. According to one Japanese press account, PRG intends to train Japanese patent practitioners at Chizai's training facilities in Tokyo.
The company's Advanced Patent Law Courses are taught three times per year: in Florida in April, in Washington DC in August, and on the West Coast in October.
In August 2009, the company moved its offices from Charlottesville to Alexandria, Virginia, where it established a training center close to Washington, DC.
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